15 Grove Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760

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Joseph "BZ" Gaulin 08/14/2017

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Joseph “BZ” Gaulin, 87, of North Attleboro passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at Hebert Health Center in Smithfield, RI due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease.  He was the beloved husband of Lynn (Kahler) Gaulin for nearly 60 years.

Born May 23, 1930 in Plainville, he was a son of the late Joseph F. and Anna (Sargent) Gaulin and was brother of the late David Gaulin.

BZ grew up in Plainville and was a 1948 graduate of Plainville High School.  He has been a resident of North Attleboro for the past 51 years.

BZ was a master plumber and worked at Polaroid in Waltham for 20 years before retiring in 1987.  He also built quality customized homes in the North Attleboro area for many years and owned J. Gaulin Realty.

In retirement, he owned Fourth Street Market in Attleboro for several years.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in occupied Japan before the Korean War.  While in Japan, he played divisional football for the Army.

BZ loved sports and in high school played basketball, baseball and ran track.  He was known for taking long walks through downtown and was always smiling and acknowledging his many friends.  He also enjoyed riding his Honda Scooter on trips and was a member of the B.P.O.E. “Elks” in North Attleboro for many years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children and their spouses: Bethany Gaulin Carroll and husband Michael of Providence, RI, Jay Gaulin and wife Pamela of Plainville and Matthew Gaulin and wife Laura of North Attleboro;

8 grandchildren: Devin and Julian Carroll, Danielle Mattson, Steven Struhar, and Alexis, Emma, Ashlyn and Brody Gaulin;

And a great-grandson Declan Mattson;

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, August 19 from 3-5 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  A memorial service with U.S. Army Honors will be held at the conclusion of visitation at 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community VNA, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA 02760 to benefit Alzheimer’s patients.

To sign an online guestbook for BZ, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

 

Comments  

#16 John Rose 2017-09-02 08:47
To Lynn and family, our deepest condolences on the passing of BZ. He and my Dad Ed Rose were lifelong friends. You are in our thoughts.
#15 Dan Ricci 2017-08-20 00:09
Lynn and family,

I am sorry to hear of Mr. Gaulin passing. May god hold him in the palm of his hand and perpetual light shine.
#14 Paul & Karen Lenahan 2017-08-19 20:39
Lynn: So sorry to hear about BZ. We have good memories of a kind and wise man.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
#13 Pat Geminiani 2017-08-19 20:28
My deepest condolences to the Gaulin family. to my niece Pam and her husband Jay and their children, cherish all of your memories, much love Aunt Pat
#12 Judith E. Cobb 2017-08-18 23:54
Dear Lynn and Family, I am sorry to read of BZ's Passing. He was always a sweet and fun person and will be missed. Our P.H.S. group grows smaller. My condolences to all. God Bless.
#11 Joe Fuscaldo 2017-08-18 19:27
My condolences to the Gaulin Family. Rest in peace.
#10 Tim Puopolo 2017-08-18 17:01
Matt - my best to you & your entire family on your loss. Always remember your Dad at all the NAHS games. May the road rise up to meet him.
#9 Ken and Linda Phipps 2017-08-18 14:55
BZ was the very BEST neighbor and friend. His care, kindness, and love was an important part of our life on Broadway. Not ever day passed that he didn't share an adventure, story, or laugh. Our memories of BZ are treasured. He will never be forgotten. Rest easy, friend.
Love from the Phipps family
#8 George Petrin 2017-08-17 18:21
Lynn, my sincere condolences to you all of your family members on your loss. May the many pleasant memories of you and your family sustain all of you through this trying time. May he rest in eternal peace until you are all together again.
#7 Debbie macroberts 2017-08-17 17:37
So very sorry to hear this just loved BZ! Looked forward to seeing him walk every morning and all the stories he had to tell. We fondly called him the "Mayor of Broadway!" He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to Lynn and her family.
#6 Cherie Smeltzer 2017-08-17 10:58
BZ always ensured that all of the kids in our neighborhood had fun - he provided us rafts, boats, slide and diving board in the pond, basketball court, go-carts, and forts in the yard. He had a zest for life that he shared with us all. I'm sad that I will be unable to attend the service, but you will be in my heart as we remember all the good times we had with Mr. Gaulin.
Love and peace to you all, Cherie
#5 Marge and Fred Garie 2017-08-17 09:07
Lynn and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow, may he rest in peace.
#4 Pat McCann 2017-08-17 00:11
Matt and family, sorry to hear of your loss. Your Dad was a great person and always easy to talk to. My thoughts are with you at this time. Sincerely, Pat
#3 Lisa Trotter 2017-08-16 23:19
So sad to hear of his passing, he was such a sweet man. My condolences and prayers to Mrs.. Gaulin, Beth, Jay, Matt and all of their family. Rest in the sweetest peace.
#2 Margaret OConnell 2017-08-16 17:57
I am so sorry to hear of BZ's passing. I remember the last visit I had with him, in July. He wished me, "So long! Thanks for stopping by!" A wonderful memory. His family was truly blessed, as were his friends, to have him in their lives.
#1 Laurie Bosh 2017-08-16 13:39
My condolences to all of you. BZ was a great neighbor. So many wonderful memories. R.I.P., Mr. G.

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